I had never considered what an English tea room would be like, but if I'd had to imagine it would be like Bettys. I fell in love with this places as soon as I saw it and I simply had to have a cappuccino with a slice of lemon cake, which incidentally was more than good, very good. The place is very nice and with a distinctly English style. The shop is located on the ground floor and has the most spectacular cakes I've ever seen! The main room offers plenty of seating at small tables, old fashioned carpets and many more features that make it charming. Its not cheap, but worth it!
Auntie's Tea Shop is a lovely little tea room located at the corner of Kings Parade and Market Street just in front of the main entrance of the beautiful and world-famous King's College. Simple and unpretentious, Aunties Tea Shop is a cute place with his little nice terrace and waitresses in traditional black skirts and white apron. They have a large menu of hot drinks (the tea and hot chocolate are especially delicious) as well as fresh, tasty cakes (try the crumble!) and quick, easy lunch dishes like baguettes. A nice place for a well-deserved break in the heart of the city.
If you're passing through Manchester, you have to stop at the Richmond Tea Rooms. It's a traditional English place that has a small menu of reasonably-priced dishes, but whatever you do, make sure to save some room for the delicious cakes. They'll leave you speechless!
If you are visiting London, you can't miss Patisserie Valerie! Patisserie Valerie serves the best French pastries, cakes, traditional breads, croissants, apple turnovers, and macaroons in London. They also sell cold drinks in case you're dying of thirst after having walked around London all morning. The style of the shop is definitely French with beautiful paintings of traditional scenes and famous French figures.There are three of these in London, so don't miss it!
Since Birchington is a rather small town, it can be hard to find a nice place to enjoy a proper tea with cakes. We had some difficulties at first, but we ended up finding Mulberry Tea Rooms on Station Road near the Square. The tea is delicious and the cakes are all homemade and to die for (and, at 3 pound each, they're a steal). At lunchtime, you can also find homemade food like ham and cheese sandwiches with chips or baked potatoes. All in all, a nice, cozy place for afternoon tea.
Corby's Tea Room is a traditional English tea room on a small street in the center of Ramsgate. The decor is lovely, but what were really enjoyed were all the homemade cakes, especially the carrot cage. They also have huge baked potatoes and sandwiches to eat there or take away. All in all, a nice place to take a break from exploring the city.
Sweet Rendezvous is a small tea room in central Folkestone which we absolutely fell in love with. First of all, the traditional English storefront was lovely, and the homemade cakes were to die for. The cream eclairs and the cheesecake also looked delectable. The cute interior of wooden tables and chairs makes for the perfect place to enjoy something sweet.
It's tea time! Simon the Pieman is the oldest tea room in the town of Rye, in fact, the chimney dates from the 16th century! What better a place to enjoy a true English institution: afternoon tea. It's a great place to enjoy a cup of tea with good company and, in case you didn't guess, the homemade pie is must.